William is the president of BAFTA ??
. The things you learn on this forum
Further googling has informed me that the royal family other than Sir Attenborough have all been presidents. Even Princess Anne who I thought was only interested in horses.
I don't pay much attention to BAFTA, but what exactly does William do ? Does he have a hand in organizing the voting ? Watch any movies ? Still Alice for instance is an American movie which Julianne Moore won Best Actress for.
I did not even know William was a movie buff, but President of BAFTA ?? I may qualify as a William sugar on this forum but I am confused as to what qualification he has as president of BAFTA and what he does exactly ?
. Just a figure head ?
He's the President of BAFTA since 2010, and he only is because the academy royal connections. Prince Philip and Princess Anne were also Presidents (Anne was during 20 years, I think).
The President is a kind of a figure head (the previous President, Richard Attenborough, was probably more involved due to his connections with the industry, but William just attends a few parties and does silly videos when he's on vacation and can't attend a party). Who really rules the academy is the Chairman and the Chief Executive.